Locative prepositions “at, in, on” and translation to Vietnamese representational meaning


  • Nguyen Thi Tuyet Hanh Falculty of Foreign Language, Ho Chi Minh University




prepositions, cultural awareness, representional meaning, translation


Starting with the role of the reference frame under the influence of the perspective culture of the British and Vietnamese  used as a cognitive premise of translation, the article presents the rationale for the procurement process on reasons, similarities, and differences in the representational meaning. The representational meaning of differences between the English locative preposition “at, in, on” and the corresponding linguistic units of Vietnamese through a particular communication context. According to the research results, when the reference object (DTQC) of the English locative position in the reference system is assimilated with the Vietnamese speaker [similar to the reference frame of the reference system], the translation semantics of the locative prepositions which is ​​"at, in, on" is like the expression representational semantics of the corresponding units in Vietnamese. The dissimilarity of the reference frames results in different structural semantics.


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How to Cite

Tuyet Hanh, N. T. (2022). Locative prepositions “at, in, on” and translation to Vietnamese representational meaning. Ascarya: Journal of Islamic Science, Culture, and Social Studies, 2(1), 91–102. https://doi.org/10.53754/iscs.v2i1.365